Monday July 21, 2014 “Rejoice Over the Ministry”

Nehemiah 12:44 And at the same time some were appointed over the rooms of the storehouse for the offerings, the firstfruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered.
The people of Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered to the people before God. Today there seems to be little respect for those who serve
God in a full-time capacity. Some of this comes from Pastors, Evangelists, etc. who desire to “fit in”. This has lowered the respect even for people who have responded to the call of God (some at great personal sacrifice). Unintentionally this has resulted in reduced respect for the word of the Lord and prayers from those who minister at these levels of calling.
All of this has negatively impacted the effectiveness of many ministries due to the lack of expectation that God visits His people in a special way through the ministry of people set in certain ministries according to Ephesians Chapter 4.
Let us agree in prayer today that all ministers called to these places of responsibility in the Body of Christ maintain a lifestyle that sets them apart for God and respect from believers. Also pray that there be an appreciation for these people who are specially called of God and be thankful (rejoice) over those “gifts” to the church.
Please pray for families of loved ones lost on the Malaysian airliner and that the situation be handled wisely by the world community, especially by our country. Pray that truth be revealed concerning who was responsible.
Also pray for the crisis in Israel concerning Gaza. Pray for the protection of innocent lives and that the world community see the situation through the eyes of truth. Finally, pray that the United States continue to support our strongest ally in that area of the world, Israel, for in doing so we will be blessed. Gen 12:3

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